The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him -Daniel 9:9This is something that's been on my heart to share: forgiveness. I spent many years searching and wanting forgiveness from my Father after my rough childhood. No, I didn't need to be forgiven. But I demanded forgiveness in a way. I only desired forgiveness and didn't see the sin in my own life. Then, one morning I woke up and realized that in demanding forgiveness I was sinning as much as my Father was sinning against me.
I also, hadn't forgiven my Father for what he did so I expected him to forgive me. God forgives me, even though I continue to sin and even though without Him I am a wrench. So it's our biblical calling to do the same to out brothers and sisters in Christ.
So even though it was years before he forgave me, I forgave him and it gave me such a peace. A peace in doing what Christ desires. My desire for my Father's forgiveness had given me incorrect view of both God and myself.
Forgive endlessly even when the other person doesn't forgive. Forgive seventy-times-seventy times. Forgive them even when they aren't sorry, because God forgave us when we weren't sorry.